Layer Road


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Layer Road was a Football League stadium in Colchester, England. It was only used for football matches and was the home ground of Colchester United before being replaced by the Weston Homes Community Stadium. The stadium held 6,320 spectators and was built in 1907, originally for use by Colchester Town Football Club. Layer Road has often had up to 17,000 packed into the ground, when Colchester had been on a good FA Cup run, before the capacity was reduced to 6,320. The record attendance at Layer Road is 19,072 for an FA Cup fixture against Reading in November 1948, a match that was abandoned. The ground was also used to host Sudbury Town's FA Cup match against Brentford in 1996, as their Priory Stadium was deemed unfit.


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